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Laserblast (1978)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
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Tony Craig
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Sheriff
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Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
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Froggy
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Colonel Farley
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Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra  »

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Trivia

Steve Neill, who was makeup artist on the film, also designed and created the alien ray gun and the pendant. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when the police take off in pursuit of Billy's van, their tires squeal on the dirt shoulder. See more »

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Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »

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An incoherent mess of a movie.
10 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laserblast occupies the absolute bottom rung of film. There is absolutely nothing to like, and I do mean Nothing. To call the acting sub-par would be a massive understatement and the plot would have been much stronger if it had been held together with shoestrings and chewing gum. I would never choose to watch this film for any reason if it wasn't being lampooned by MST3K. The MST3K version is absolutely hysterical though, so at least this poorly thought-out disaster of a film served some higher purpose. The best parts are where you can actually see members of the film crew and cameras, so much for editing I guess. This movie came out the year I was born and if I were the superstitious type I would consider it a bad omen. If you are given the choice between torture and seeing this film I would strongly recommend you at least consider the torture, the film is really that bad.


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